What’s in my bag?

FILM:

–Camera bodies: Canon 70D (photo & video!) & Canon Rebel T3 (video doesn’t do “manual”)

–Lenses & hoods (protects & shades):

  • Normal prime lens: Canon 50mm (**most used in general – interviews & details)
  • Wide angle prime lens: Canon 35mm (most used with families)
  • Zoom lens: Canon 24-105mm (most used at weddings)
  • Wide angle zoom lens: Canon 16-35mm (most used with landscape or large family shots)

–Bags: large backpack (Incase), small backpack (Lowepro), large satchel (Canon Rebel kit bag), small satchel (ONA)

–Tripod/head: Manfrotto 290 xtra

–Stabilizer: Glidecam HD-2000

–Slider: Konova K1 Series 18.9”

–Quick Release Plates: Giottos MH621

–Light: Fotodiox LED-312DS

–GoPro: Hero4 Silver (waterproof case & attachments/accessories)

–Drone: Diji Phantom 2

–Audio: Rode VideoMic with windbuster (shotgun, hot shoe mic) & Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Mics (clipon, with app – I use: iPod)

–SD cards: high-quality 16GBs

–Extra batteries & chargers

–Camera protection: waterproof camera & bag covers (cheap plastic ones on Amazon) and cleaning kit

–Props (chairs, props)

–Attention-grabbers for kids & stubborn dads 🙂 jk! (fruit snacks, bell, lens animal scrunchy)

–Hard Drives: Western Digital (WD) My Passport Ultra 4TB Portable External Hard Drive (I have two to backup each other)

–Fire Safe to keep one HD backup in at all times

–Laptop: 2015 MacBook Pro (2.5 GHz Intel Core i7 processor – 16GB memory – retina screen)

–Editing Program: Final Cut Pro (I used iMovie for the longest time and it was great (and free with Macs) too)

–Disc Burning Program: Toast DVD

–DVDs: DVD-R (or +R (they’re basically the same), but I was always told you’d run into less problems with DVD-R since they’ve been around longer, plus they’re typically cheaper!) & Disc labels & Jewel Cases (both generic)

–Electronic Transferring/Sharing Program: Wetransfer.com (can send up to 2GB for free) or Dropbox or Google Drive (email can only send up to 25MB at a given time)

 

PHOTO:

–Laptop: 2015 MacBook Pro (2.5 GHz Intel Core i7 processor – 16GB memory – retina screen)

–Editing Program: Adobe Bridge & iPhoto

–Camera body: Canon 70D (photo & video!)

–Lenses & hoods (protects & shades):

  • Normal prime lens: Canon 50mm (**most used in general – portraits)
  • Wide angle prime lens: Canon 35mm (most used with families)
  • Zoom lens: Canon 24-105mm (most used at weddings)
  • Wide angle zoom lens: Canon 16-35mm (most used with landscape or large family shots)

–Bags: large backpack (Incase), small backpack (Lowepro), large satchel (Canon Rebel kit bag), small satchel (ONA)

–Light: Canon speedlight 430EX II & Gary Font light diffuser

–Reflector

–Tripod

–SD cards (16GB)

–Extra batteries & chargers

–Camera protection: waterproof camera & bag covers (cheap plastic ones on Amazon) and cleaning kit

–Props (backdrops, chairs, props, newborn beanbag & baskets)

–Attention-grabbers for kids & stubborn dads 🙂 jk! (fruit snacks, bell, lens animal scrunchy)

 

STARTING OUT TIPS:

I shoot with Canon, so I’m not very familiar when it comes to the other brands (Nikon, Sony, etc.), but I know that I’ve loved Canon since the start and if you’re wanting to invest in a camera body, I’d start out with the Canon Rebel series. I started with the T3i and used it for the longest time, even while shooting professionally. The T3i was one of the first to have video so there’s no custom settings in the video setting, but any later model would probably fit you great. I suggest looking on KSL or ‘Utah Camera Gear for Sale’ Facebook page for used ones. Then, I’d invest in good quality lenses before re-investing in a better camera body–you’ll recognize a HUGE difference with updating the lenses than updating the body. Contact me for more questions!

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